Nanaimo bars

Who doesn’t love Nanaimo bars??  originally from www.chefinyou.com, but tweaked to taste more like I remember

First layer

1/4c. Df margarine (or coconut oil)

5T cocoa

1/4c sugar

1 1/4c cookie crumbs (in a pinch, almond flour will work)

1c coconut

1 egg

1/2 c chopped nuts – opt

Melt butter, cocoa & sugar together in the top of a double boiler. Add egg to cook & thicken. Stir in crumbs, nuts & coconut. Press into an 8×8” pan.

Second layer beat together until creamy

1/2c. Df margarine

2Tbsp custard powder

2C icing sugar

just a bit of dairy free milk – so it’s a thick creamy texture.

Spread over first layer. Chill

Third layer:

melt 4oz of chocolate with 2Tbsp shortening. Spread over custard layer. Chill.

These freeze wonderfully, but somehow never last…

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pictures (and the lack thereof)

Feels like I should apologize for not posting photos. Truth is, I don’t like the photos I take, so I just don’t take them. I’m slowly learning about plating food attractively (thanks to Master Chef for the inspiration ), but I’ve got a long way to go. Also doesn’t help that I usually remember it would have made a good photo after the dish has been consumed. 🙂 c’est la vie – I’m a cook, not a photographe r.